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Welcome to the Wandsworth Apprenticeship Programme!

Wandsworth Council’s Lifelong Learning service is part of the Council’s Children’s Services Department

Wandsworth Lifelong Learning is committed to developing opportunities for young people and broadening their choices to give them the best start in life.  We deliver a range of work-based learning programmes and have been running a successful Apprenticeship programme for more then 8 years. 


What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes for young people and adults of all ages.

We offer Apprenticeships in:

• Business Administration
• Customer Service
• Health & Social Care pathway
• Team Supervisor & Operational Management
• Teaching Assistant
• Childcare
• School Business Professional
• Facilities Management


Wandsworth Lifelong Learning offer Apprenticeships at:

  • Level 2 (Intermediate Apprenticeship)
  • Level 3 (Advanced Apprenticeship)
  • Level 4 (Higher Apprenticeship)
  • Level 5 (Higher Apprenticeship)

All apprentices will gain an accredited qualification, functional skills in English, maths and in some cases ICT.


What does an Apprenticeships framework include

The components of an Apprenticeship will vary depending on the framework/standard being worked towards but in most instances they will include:

  • A Combined Competency and Knowledge Qualification
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skills in ICT (where applicable)


How long will it take me?

An Apprenticeship will take between 12 - 18 months, and you will work a minimum of 30 hours per week.


Will I earn a salary?

Yes.   New entrants to the labour market receive an apprenticeship salary.  Existing employees receive their salary and are able to access funding to support their training.


The benefits of Apprenticeships

An Apprenticeship is a great way of gaining new skills, knowledge and confidence to progress in your chosen career.

Some benefits include:

  • Earning a salary
  • Getting paid holidays
  • Receiving training
  • Gaining a qualification
  • Learning job specific skills



If you complete your apprenticeship, it is equivalent to:

  • 5 A* - C GCSEs at Intermediate (Level 2)
  • 2 A-Levels at Advanced (Level 3)
  • Foundation Degree equivalent (Level 4)

The main criteria for success are:

  • A strong attendance and punctuality record
  • A good standard of work
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Commitment to working hard


To find out more information about apprenticeships or current vacancies please contact the team:

Ashley Redman   
Mobile: 07966 218 591

Jackie Brown   
Mobile: 07557 863 654

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ashley Redman
Contact Position
Work Based Learning Manager

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm



Last updated: 25 Aug 2020

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